Nov 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
holiday, in dallas, hundreds lined downtown streets for the annual veterans day parade. a similar scene played out this morning in the military-rich community of virginia beach. it's one of the biggest veterans day parades in the country. still this afternoon we'll introduce you to a local veteran who is literally running across the country to help wounded warriors. >>> this week president obama will focus on ways to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. he'll be meeting with labor and business leaders starting tomorrow. then sit down with congress al leaders friday. top democrats and republicans have until the end of the year to agree on deep budget cuts. if they can't reach a deal, a series of tax increases and spending cuts will automatically kick in. the key sticking point for a compromise is a tax cut for wealthier americans. >> jim, both sides say they're willing to bend. the question here is how far. president obama and congressional republicans are squaring off this week over tax cuts for the rich. and if they can't work out their differences by december 31st, we're all in trouble.
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
is anna from the dallas-fort worth world affairs council. i teach seniors, so i have been facebooking for the conference and the ask questions and i answer back and i've already scanned my notes. the point is they want to know for this -- right now because they are on line with the -- should they be optimistic? they're very scared, the class of 2013. what can i pass on to them about economic competitiveness and they should be optimistic or worried? >> great question from the seniors. okay, steve. slingbox >> notwithstanding everything i said before -- [laughter] i'm actually optimistic. i'm optimistic because heidi ticked off a number of these before in a slightly different context. we have the most flexible economy in the world. we have this incredibly diverse labor force and a diverse group of people in this country that come here because the opportunity. there aren't that many people that leave america to go all these other places that we worry about being more competitive than we are the there's a long line of people that still want to come here. immigration is a big issue in this
Nov 12, 2012 7:00am EST
is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >>> oh, a little stones on willie's playlist. very nice. "gimme shelter," extending an official welcome to our new co-host today. want to know more about willie geist and what better way than a friendly competition all about willie. >> that's right. >> so kathie lee and hoda, we asked them to partake and help us along. they will be asking the questions. al and i will be competing against each other. willie, you're here to observe. >> why am i here? >> you're the fact checker. >> got it. >> i have a terrible feeling about this. >> no, no, no. >> let's get started. >> who do you think is -- >> natalie is going to clean up. >> absolutely. >> question one. here's question one. hit your buzzers when you have the correct answer. here it is. where did willie meet his wife? >> no, let me do, the a, b, c. >> got it in the piece. >> it was in middle school, sixth grade. >> whose classroom, what was the school? >> home room. >> willie said home room. >> what was the school? >> oh. >> we don't have to n